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Supply, Patient Tracking Pays Off Big for Healthcare System

Philip Betbeze

Virtua's CEO says simply knowing the location of patients and equipment is paying big dividends in his team's approach to transforming healthcare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CBO Analysis Renews Calls for SGR Repeal

A Congressional Budget Office analysis released this week lops $107 billion from the cost of eliminating the Sustainable Growth Rate funding formula and may fuel support for a House bill to put an end to the mandate. >>>

CMS Unveils 4 Bundled Payment Models

Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>

Medical Errors Draw Fines for 7 CA Hospitals

The latest round of immediate jeopardy findings by the California Department of Public Health has resulted in hospital penalties for 10 incidents of patient harm or death at seven hospitals. >>>

Hospital Chiefs: Cut Costs with Care

One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>

Population Health Perils

Current efforts toward population health management are no more than experiments. Some health systems and practitioners will be winners and others will be losers—and it's too early to know for sure which will be which. >>>

Hospitalizations Up For the Terminally Ill

More patients spent time in intensive care units during their last month of life in 2009 than in 2000. One researcher suggests that providers could "do a better job" of communicating about treatment options and goals of care. >>>

M&A Roundup: Prime, Tenet, BIDMC Announce Deals

Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>



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Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Medicaid expansion divides GOP governors

Los Angeles Times, February 8, 2013

Catholic Health to pay $4.9M in St. Joseph overbilling case

The Baltimore Sun, February 8, 2013

Obama renominates Tavenner to lead CMS

The Hill, February 8, 2013

Fate of Brooklyn Hospital in SUNY board's hands

WNYC News, February 8, 2013

Health insurance companies get in shape for 2014

The New York Times, February 7, 2013

Prime hospital chain acknowledges it faces 2 federal probes

California Watch, February 7, 2013

Methodist files anti-trust lawsuit against OSF Healthcare

PJStar.com / The Journal Star, February 7, 2013

Obama's health-insurance expansion eroding, CBO projects

Bloomberg, February 6, 2013

Cerner, McKesson cooperating for HIE, interoperability's sake?

TechTarget, February 6, 2013

Healthcare spending in America, in 2 graphs

NPR, February 5, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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